Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Swansea.

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$154.22 - $1,128.02

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,508

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Charles

16 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
16 years of experience
Charles was a very professional and cool guy!
Charles was very efficient, knowledgeable, and nice. I would highly recommend him and book him again.

Dellano

17 years of experience
418 reviews
Dellano
17 years of experience
Very friendly and professional. He was early for our appointment, and got my car running again in less than 30 minutes.
The best I mechanic I have encountered I was sure I had to replace my starter but it turns out it was just that my battery was corroded. Saved me 200 dollars and very fast took about 10 minutes.

Pete

15 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
15 years of experience
Pete was extremely professional and friendly! He even called the day before our scheduled appointment because he had a cancellation and he wanted to see if that would be more convenient for us! Pete was able to correctly diagnos our car problem and repair it in such a reasonable time. We could not be any more pleased with the end result! Thank you!

Augie

30 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
30 years of experience
Great experience. I misdiagnosed my car and when he got here he listened to the car and explained to me why he thought it was something different. He got on the phone and found a part nearby, gave me a new estimate (which was less expensive than the previous one) and then went to go grab the part. Even including going to get a new part, he was done in just under an hour. He did a fantastic job and I will definitely book with him again.

Xavier

15 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
15 years of experience
Xavier arrived exactly on time and was able to diagnose and fix the problem without any issues. Very friendly guy and he saved me a lot of trouble. Before I discovered yourmechanic, I e-mailed and called several shops around Jacksonville (including the Honda dealer!) for help with my issue and got zero replies. A service like this is a long time coming. Based solely on my experience with Xavier, I would not hesitate to recommend this service to my family and friends.

Steven

9 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
9 years of experience
Steven was extremely professional and on time! He was knowledgeable and explained every step of the process. I would definitely use his services again!

Richard

20 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Really pleased with the level of service

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
107 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Very knowledgeable,friendly, excellent customer service... Would highly recommend to anyone.....

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
GREAT MECHANIC! Works precise and clean, NOT sloppy: doesn't let a car being old get in the way for a respectful and clean/through repair. He works in particular and organized manner.

Don

17 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
17 years of experience
I thought he did an excellent job. He was there on time and went through what he did when he was done. I was surprised I was able to book him so quickly and he said he had some cancellations. That worked out as a big gain for me


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Swansea?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Swansea. Our mechanics in Swansea are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Swansea.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Caliber $261 $148.89 $111.98 12% $299.39
2016 Ford F-150 $286 $205.96 $79.99 8% $313.46
2015 Jeep Patriot $269 $148.89 $119.98 13% $310.14
2013 Mercedes-Benz R350 $834 $593.73 $239.97 9% $916.23
2011 Audi Q7 $700 $508.26 $191.97 8% $766.26
2010 Lexus IS F $1005 $245.08 $759.90 20% $1266.33

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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